About Campus Research Day

About Campus Research Day

Campus Research Day has been a long-standing tradition on Southern’s campus. The event began over a decade ago when the School of Nursing set aside a day to showcase student research within its department. After the event grew to encompass nearly every academic department on campus, McKee Library took on the massive task of organizing and coordinating the event. Current students and professors are encouraged to register to present. Recent graduates who graduated during the summer 2023 or fall 2023 semesters are also invited to present.


While we are currently planning to host the event in person, virtual sessions will be held via Zoom to accommodate distance learners. Any changes to the format will be announced on the event website and via email.

The event will feature a research competition with scholarship money awarded to winners in three categories: humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Each of the three category winners will receive $675, and the poster session winner will receive $100. If a research group competes together for a scholarship, the original prize money amount will be split evenly among the participants. The competition will take place in the morning, with winners announced on social media by 11:00 am. Winners will then present their research at the Deans' Luncheon showcase at noon.

Event Schedule

Competition Sessions: 8:00 am to 9:15 am

Non-Competing Morning Sessions: 9:30 am to 10:45 am

Deans' Lunch Competition Showcase: 12:00 pm

Poster Session: 2:00 pm to 3:15 pm.

Non-Competing Afternoon Sessions: 3:30 to 4:45 pm

Submitting a Proposal

Submit your proposal using the proposal form. Proposals are due by February 19, 2024. Please note that citation information and optional files submitted to Campus Research Day will be publicly available on Knowledge Exchange.

Submission Guidelines and Additional Information

For submission requirements and more information about Campus Research Day, please visit the Call for Proposals webpage.